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Poster: Monte B Cowboy Date: Nov 6, 2013 11:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Propaganda?

Maybe it's a Wall Street conspiracy because Obama's secret new trade pact, TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership), is NAFTA on steroids?

Was Sen Obama was betting (back then) that Stevens would strike down TPP (in the near future), and that's why he pissed off Stevens while he was Senator?

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/10/4/a_corporate_trojan_horse_obama_pushes

Maybe Obamacare is needed now because consumer products and food supplies are already tainted (due to TPP, GATT, NAFTA, etc)?

Our health is getting harmed by a tainted environment, poisoned food, and faulty products, right?

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/27/business/food-fraud-more-widespread-than-suspected.html

Are any of The Preppers discussing this? It seems to me that most of the gear and food they purchase today on the open market is already tainted and faulty. Shouldn't the Preppers be 100% growing their own food, and 100% building their own devices, in order for their "escape kits" to be certified as "safe and reliable" and not tainted? Doesn't their families' lives depend on it?

What mutual funds and stocks do Preppers (and environmentalists) purchase and hold in their 401K plans? Ones that profit each time our "health will be harmed by a tainted environment, poisoned food, [or] faulty products"? Millions of people have 401K plans that are tainted and poisoned.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 7, 2013 8:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Propaganda?

"Are any of The Preppers discussing this?"

No. We've got it figured out.

"It seems to me that most of the gear and food they purchase today on the open market is already tainted and faulty."

Nope. Field tested.

"Shouldn't the Preppers be 100% growing their own food, and 100% building their own devices, in order for their "escape kits" to be certified as "safe and reliable" and not tainted? Doesn't their families' lives depend on it?

Nope. Mrs. Mando and I are happy growing about 75% of our food. I'll call the rest the "Apocalypse Diet"

Don't need to build the devices I already have. With spares. Besides, Mrs. Mando and I are going to weather the storm on station - to borrow Navy termnology. That's why the bunker is more than a three day walk (5 by conservative estimate) from the closest urban population concentration. By the time anyone gets out of an urban concentration zone and to our place, they will likely be suffering from hydration issues and be an exquisitely soft target. Those that are smart enough to prepare and have water purification kits are more likely to be of a similar mind set and should be viewed as an asset. Through the crosshairs of an EOTECH 557 NV Holographic Sight set on an AR frame. With back-up iron sights in event of a battery failure - good to 1700 meters (not that I can see that far).

Barrett MRAD (.338 Lapua with BORS Leupold 50mm non illuminated scope) when the need to reach out and touch someone arises.

"What mutual funds and stocks do Preppers (and environmentalists) purchase and hold in their 401K plans?"

Haven't owned a mutual fund since 2002. The stocks I own in my portfolio are boring. But I sell covered calls against the inventory just about every month, in front of an expected downward move in price that is confirmed by technical indicators. As the value of the calls drops with the dropping stock price, I buy them back to close the position and pocket the difference. If I'm feeling bold, I'll buy in the money puts with the money from the sale of the covered calls and make twice the money on a single price move. Sometimes I like to make the market maker jump out of a 74 story window by selling calls naked and buying puts. Selling naked is even more fun because you don't have to own the underlying stock to do so. At the end of the downward price move, I buy back the calls to close the position and sell the puts.

Other than that, I trade the snot out of any stock that moves more than $4 in a week. In for about three period moving averages depending on what chart I used to make the entry decision.

"Ones that profit each time our "health will be harmed by a tainted environment, poisoned food, [or] faulty products"? Millions of people have 401K plans that are tainted and poisoned."

Like the misguided principled person who thinks the market should be "fair", I long ago abandoned the notion of it being anything other than a battle zone. Bad shit happens all the time. If a hurricane heads into the Gulf of Mexico, you can expect oil stocks to spike in front of the hurricane hitting. Knowing that, and making a profitable trade on such an event isn't necessarily a bad thing. The concept that some people will take the moral high ground and not trade "sin stocks" or trade stocks that move with events generally considered "bad" is unfathomable. Don't get me wrong, I honestly believe that at some point in our lives we are going to have to answer for what we do with fortune made on bad events - but to ignore the known market impact just means that "principled" traders aren't very smart. Case in point....years ago Mrs. Mando entered a trade on an oil stock that had a historical upward movement into their quarterly earnings announcement. Said earnings report was preceeded by a small storm named Katrina. Mrs. Mando's $4000 option purchase returned over $16,800. There was more than a little blood on that trade. We kept enough for taxes and commissions and sent the rest to one of the Katrina Recovery funds. I sleep well at night (and sometimes during the day).

I know, more than you asked for.......

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Poster: Monte B Cowboy Date: Nov 7, 2013 11:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Propaganda?

soundman's Prepper story... (one of the Many)
http://archive.org/post/318530/quote-of-the-day